How Insurance Works When Storing an RV

Owning a Recreational Vehicle is all about experiencing the freedom of exploring the open road and new destinations. However, most RV owners store their vehicles during the off-season or when not exploring the byways and highways of interest. The insurance professionals at the Kinowski Agency Inc. in Amsterdam, NY offer this guidance about how RV insurance works when the RV is in storage.  

Insurance When Storing an RV

Before storing your recreational vehicle–

  • Review your insurance coverage to ensure you understand the existing coverage when the RV is stored.  
  • Let your insurance company know you plan to store your RV, as they may have specific storage requirements.
  • Choose a secured, monitored storage location to reduce the risk of theft and vandalism.
  • Document the current condition of the RV with pictures and written records.
  • Check the stored RV regularly.

Insurance Coverage Options


Comprehensive coverage, which may be called ‘storage insurance,’ is a great option when the RV is not in use as it offers coverage for emergencies, non-accidental, or non-collision events– like fire, theft, vandalism, etc. Often, coverage can be reduced to include only comprehensive with a simple request to the insurance company.


Liability coverage may still be applicable even when the RV is stored, as it offers protection should someone become injured on your property or the RV damages someone else’s property.

If you plan to store the RV for an extended period, you can temporarily suspend all insurance (or just collision, for example), which means the RV coverage will be reduced or nonexistent.  

We Are Here To Help

Properly managing your RV insurance in storage is essential in protecting your investment. For more information, contact us at Kinowski Agency Inc. serving the greater Amsterdam, NY community today.